The bill coming from the NDP sounds tame, but this is no paper tiger.
Called the Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act, it will enable cuts of Alberta fuel shipments to B.C.’s Lower Mainland.
This will likely apply to oil, natural gas and refined products, including gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel.
And the restrictions probably won’t just apply to pipeline shipments. There could also be a cut in petroleum moving to B.C. by rail or truck.
The bill itself will be unveiled in the legislature next week, probably Monday. Debate and passage would take no more than a few days. Regulations will follow.
And then, Premier Rachel Notley will look for a moment of maximum impact to drive fuel prices up dramatically in Vancouver and across the whole southern region.
Don Braid – Calgary Herald – April 11, 2018.